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1930 Duesenberg Model

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Project by tim0001 posted 10-22-2021 03:50 PM 698 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Body of Brazilian Cherry, top is Spanish Cedar, wheels are Sapele, trunk is butternut, maple bumpers. Finish is tung oil and lacquer. I did not apply a finish to the top (trying for a canvas look). Spokes are copper wire. Some brass veneer and brass rod. These vehicles used two spare tires, one on each side, but I didn’t want to cover the exhaust pipes, and the wheels are a bit time consuming to make. Model based on a Forest Street Designs plan and from photos.
Thanks for taking time to look and much appreciated.

-- TimV: The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints. They are evident in every detail ... Leave Fingerprints. Author: James Krenov





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FestusHaagen

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#1 posted 10-22-2021 04:11 PM

Excellent work! What did you use for the exaust pipes? I have some 1/4 inch flexible wire covering that would look very authentic, however it does not bend enough. I like the radiator. In the past you said you used plate brass to build the radiator. Is it soldered?

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 10-22-2021 05:03 PM

Mission accomplished, super good work, looks great.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Woodchuckswife

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#3 posted 10-22-2021 05:14 PM

Great job
Chuck

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#4 posted 10-22-2021 05:39 PM

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#5 posted 10-22-2021 08:21 PM

Ed , the exhaust pipes are wood dowels painted. The brass on the radiator is paper thin brass sheet bonded to the wood surface before cutting out. Then using the cutout to “press” a slice of brass to the side to shape around the radiator. I use a thin slice of foam to fill the gap in the cutout for a tight fit to press the brass. I sand the brass with 600 grit to soften edges and polish the surface. The brass sheet is so thin it is easily cut with scissors.

-- TimV: The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints. They are evident in every detail ... Leave Fingerprints. Author: James Krenov

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#6 posted 10-22-2021 08:30 PM

Excellent work!!

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#7 posted 10-22-2021 08:42 PM

Beautiful job, I like the grill. I did one back in 2008. They are definitely a fun project.

Gary

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#8 posted 10-22-2021 09:52 PM

Beautiful work as always. I really like how you incorporate brass, copper etc. along with the wood in your projects.
What did you use for the mesh on the grill?

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tim0001

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#9 posted 10-22-2021 10:55 PM

Ed , the exhaust pipes are wood dowels painted. The brass on the radiator is paper thin brass sheet bonded to the wood surface before cutting out. Then using the cutout to “press” a slice of brass to the side to shape around the radiator. I use a thin slice of foam to fill the gap in the cutout for a tight fit to press the brass. I sand the brass with 600 grit to soften edges and polish the surface. The brass sheet is so thin it is easily cut with scissors.

Grill is window screen

-- TimV: The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints. They are evident in every detail ... Leave Fingerprints. Author: James Krenov

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#10 posted 10-22-2021 11:10 PM

as usual you have made a very nice model again you certainly have the touch GREAT JOB :<)))))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#11 posted 10-23-2021 01:07 AM

Splendid! Perfectly Splendid!

And how do you lace those wheels? those are fantastic.

I’m still not following how you managed to get the brass on the radiator so cleanly…

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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Eric

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#12 posted 10-23-2021 01:56 AM

Beautiful Craftsmanship, so much detail to look at and a wonderful mix of materials.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#13 posted 10-23-2021 05:39 AM

Man that is beautiful and some serious time gone into the whole project.
Never encounter the name Duesenburg previously but sure aware of them now…...nice work, well done Tim001

-- Kerry, Melbourne Australia

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#14 posted 10-23-2021 08:27 AM

What a superbly beautiful model, the detailing is amazing, the timber mix perfect, top marks for sure.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#15 posted 10-23-2021 11:13 AM

too many fine features and details to pick out a favorite BUT I totally like the top especially at the rear with the scallop feature – All is excellant

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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